Scientific Papers

Feeding ecology of common demersal elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Feeding ecology of common demersal elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Published online on 15. May 2015 Feeding ecology of common demersal elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica inferred from stable isotope and stomach content analyses Mario Espinoza, Samantha E.M. Munroe, Tayler M. Clarke, Aaron T. Fisk, Ingo S. Wehrtmann ABSTRACT: Knowledge of the feeding ecology and trophic interactions of marine species is

New chondrichthyans from Bartonian-Priabonian levels of Río de Las Minas and Sierra Dorotea, Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia

New chondrichthyans from Bartonian-Priabonian levels of Río de Las Minas and Sierra Dorotea, Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia

Published in May 2015 New chondrichthyans from Bartonian-Priabonian levels of Río de Las Minas and Sierra Dorotea, Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia Rodrigo A. Otero, Sergio Soto-Acuña ABSTRACT: Here we studied new fossil chondrichthyans from two localities, Río de Las Minas, and Sierra Dorotea, both in the Magallanes Region, southernmost Chile. In Río de Las Minas,

Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras from waters of Russia and adjacent areas

Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras from waters of Russia and adjacent areas

Published in 2015 Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas Yury V. Dyldin ABSTRACT: This is the first comprehensive list of sharks, batoids (rays and skates) and chimaeras recorded from the waters of Russia and adjacent territories. This includes scientific names, common names (English,

Movement patterns of silvertip sharks on coral reefs

Movement patterns of silvertip sharks on coral reefs

Published on 29. May 2015 Movement patterns of silvertip sharks (Carcharhinus albimarginatus ) on coral reefs Mario Espinoza, Michelle. R. Heupel, Andrew J. Tobin, Colin A. Simpfendorfer ABSTRACT: Understanding how sharks use coral reefs is essential for assessing risk of exposure to fisheries, habitat loss, and climate change. Despite a wide Indo-Pacific distribution, little is

Habitat selection of a coastal shark species estimated from an autonomous underwater vehicle

Habitat selection of a coastal shark species estimated from an autonomous underwater vehicle

Published online on 28. May 2015 Habitat selection of a coastal shark species estimated from an autonomous underwater vehicle D. E. Haulsee, M. W. Breece, D. C. Miller, B. M. Wetherbee, D. A. Fox, M. J. Oliver ABSTRACT: Quantifying habitat selection in marine organisms is challenging because it is difficult to obtain species location information

First Shark from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage

First Shark from the Late Devonian Gogo Formation Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage

Published on 28. May 2015 First Shark from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia Sheds New Light on the Development of Tessellated Calcified Cartilage John A. Long, Carole J. Burrow, Michal Ginter, John G. Maisey, Kate M. Trinajstic, Michael I. Coates, Gavin C. Young, Tim J. Senden ABSTRACT: Background Living gnathostomes (jawed vertebrates)

On an old case of adult Mediterranean monk seal predation by white shark in Balearic Islands, Spain

On an old case of adult Mediterranean monk seal predation by white shark in Balearic Islands, Spain

Published online on 13. May 2015 On an old case of adult Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) predation by white shark, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) in Balearic Islands, Spain Juan A. Pujol ABSTRACT: In 1906, a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) was accidental trapped in Ciutadella (Balearic Islands). In its stomach was found an

Life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark captured in southern California

Life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark captured in southern California

Published on 21. May 2015 Insights into the life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus captured in southern California K. Lyons, A. Preti, D. J. Madigan, R. J. D. Wells, M. E. Blasiu1, O. E. Snodgrass, D. Kacev, J. D. Harris, H. Dewar, S. Kohin, K. MacKenzie, C. G. Lowe

Population genetics of four heavily exploited shark species around the Arabian Peninsula

Population genetics of four heavily exploited shark species around the Arabian Peninsula

Published on 20. May 2015 Population genetics of four heavily exploited shark species around the Arabian Peninsula Julia L. Y. Spaet, Rima W. Jabado, Aaron C. Henderson, Alec B. M. Moore, Michael L. Berumen ABSTRACT: The northwestern Indian Ocean harbors a number of larger marine vertebrate taxa that warrant the investigation of genetic population structure

Growth and spatiotemporal distribution of juvenile shortfin mako in the western and central North Pacific

Growth and spatiotemporal distribution of juvenile shortfin mako in the western and central North Pacific

Published online on 12. May 2015 Growth and spatiotemporal distribution of juvenile shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the western and central North Pacific M. Kai, K. Shiozaki, S. Ohshimo, K. Yokawa ABSTRACT: This paper presents an estimation of growth curves and spatiotemporal distributions of juvenile shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the western and central

Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ?

Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ?

Published online on 11. May 2015 Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing ? Lindsay N K Davidson, Meg A Krawchuk, Nicholas K Dulvy ABSTRACT: Global chondrichthyan (shark, ray, skate and chimaera) landings, reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), peaked in 2003 and in the decade

Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark is not affected by elevated CO2

Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark is not affected by elevated CO2

Published online on 08. May 2015 Foraging behaviour of the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum is not affected by elevated CO2 Dennis D. U. Heinrich, Sue-Ann Watson, Jodie L. Rummer, Simon J. Brandl, Colin A. Simpfendorfer, Michelle R. Heupel, Philip L. Munday ABSTRACT: Increased oceanic uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is a threat to marine

Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish

Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish

Published online on 06. May 2015 Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish Pristis zijsron D. L. Morgan, M. G. Allen, B. C. Ebner, J. M. Whitty, S. J. Beatty ABSTRACT: A pilot study targeting sawfishes in the southern Pilbara region of Western Australia, which is undergoing a major expansion

First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana

First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana

Published in April 2015 First record of total albinism in southern stingray Dasyatis americana Armando T. Wakida-Kusunoki ABSTRACT: This paper describes the first record of total albinism in the southern stingray Dasyatis americana. The disc width of the albino sub adult female specimen was 640 mm and the total weight was 9,850 g. It was

Fatal tiger shark attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark

Fatal tiger shark attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark

Published online on 28. April 2015 Fatal tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier attack in New Caledonia erroneously ascribed to great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias Philippe Tirard, Claude Maillaud, Philippe Borsa ABSTRACT: To understand the causes and patterns of shark attacks on humans, accurate identification of the shark species involved is necessary. Often, the only reliable evidence